£100k TIGA Games Contest – one week to enter!

Computer game developers have just one week left to enter the £100,000 TIGA Games Contest, which is funded and managed by the University of Abertay Dundee’s Prototype Fund.

Four prizes are on offer across three categories: games on-the-move, games in-the-home and social web gaming. Two prizes are available for the social web gaming category.

To apply, please visit https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/tiga-games-contest

Successful applicants will receive up to £25,000 funding, free TIGA membership for six months, mentoring, and support from the technical teams at contest supporters Antix Labs or Turbulenz.

IC tomorrow, a Technology Strategy Board programme, is running the contest and also providing access to online consumer test bed trials.

Paul Durrant, Director of Business Development at Abertay University, said: “Getting funding for exciting new projects can be difficult, so we’d strongly encourage developers to apply for this exciting opportunity.

“As well as receiving £25,000, working with TIGA, Turbulenz and Antix for mentoring and support is a great opportunity for any company. We’ve seen strong interest so far in this contest, so are expecting some innovative responses to the challenges.

“The Abertay University Prototype Fund is all about creating these new opportunities, and we look forward to funding more fantastic game ideas with strong business potential.”

Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO, said: “TIGA, the trade association of games developers and digital publishers, is determined to help more start-up studios and small games businesses prosper and grow.

“The TIGA Games Competition, run in conjunction with Abertay University, Antix Labs and Turbulenz, provides a wonderful opportunity for games developers and publishers: the winners receive prototype funding, mentoring and free TIGA membership for six months.

“I hope that all start-up and small UK games studios will enter this competition. There is only one week to go!”

The successful applicants will be judged on their market potential, having a commercially viable business model, and the fit with the category briefs.

Applications must be received by 12:00 noon on Thursday 26th January 2012.

To apply, register at https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/tiga-games-contest for the TIGA Games Challenge group.

For hints and tips from Antix and Turbulenz on how to apply, please refer to:

Games on the Move – https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/tiga-games-contest/games-on-the-move

Games in the Home – https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/tiga-games-contest/games-in-the-home

Social Web Gaming – https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/tiga-games-contest/social-web-gaming

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